Last-minute housecleaning before Tony takes a vacation

The Dodgers added pitchers Brent Leach, Jesus Castillo, Travis Schlichting and Victor Garate and outfielder Jamie Hoffmann to the 40-man roster tonight, which was the deadline for protecting Rule 5 draft-eligible players from being taken in the Rule 5 draft, which is scheduled for Dec. 11. They could have added more, but they needed to leave a couple of spots open for possible free-agent signings between now and the Rule 5. Forty-man is now at 38. And some of these guys could be removed if the Dodgers end up signing more than two FAs before Dec. 11. … I believe I have gotten to the bottom of this Camelback Ranch thing. Turns out, this whole area of Glendale/Phoenix is known as Camelback Ranch. I live at the Villas at Camelback Ranch, which is adjacent to the Townes at Camelback Ranch. Thus, that thing going up across the street should technically be called the Spring Training Complex at Camelback Ranch. For whatever reason, the Dodgers and White Sox seem to want to take credit for coming up with the name, which apparently was in place long before they ever even thought about building a spring-training complex here and even before KB Home started their development here. Talk about chutzpah. … I’m starting a well-deserved vacation tomorrow. Doug Padilla will be covering for me while I’m gone. See you on Dec. 2, and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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  • JLS23

    happy thanksgiving tony and thank you for all the updates…we die hard dodger fans appreciate them!

  • Resign Milton Bradley

    Tony, thanks for the updates. Sadly, I must tell you that I used to be a home builder contracted by various homebuilding firms and KB would not have been my first or second choice if I were buying my own. Be gentle. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • The 5th Outfielder

    Release the journey ‘e’, ethier…

  • http://www.firenedcollettinow.com/ kensai

    Hmm…

  • The 5th Outfielder

    I said “RELEASE THE JOURNEY ‘e’, ethier!”

    Eh?

  • FireColletti

    … and fire Doug Padilla while you’re at it.
    These guys actually cover the Dodgers.
    http://blogs.pe.com/prosports/mlb/dodgers